Ayer tuvimos por la maÃ±ana la reuniÃ³n de tutores y, por la tarde, asistieron unos cuantos profesores-alumno de EUFOL al taller que impartÃ sobre “CÃ³mo dinamizar las clases: actividades grupales en el aula“. Me alegrÃ³ comprobar la ilusiÃ³n, vocaciÃ³n y talento de la nueva cantera de profesores UPV. OjalÃ¡ muchos de ellos pueda continuar su carrera en la universidad.
Me fui a casa con la impresiÃ³n de que la universidad pÃºblica sigue viva y tiene un prometedor futuro.
Un grupo de alumnos de GIOI, Teleco y ADE, de la Universitat PolitÃ¨cnica de ValÃ¨ncia (UPV) estÃ¡ participando en la competiciÃ³n GMC (http://www.gmcspain.com/).
En estos momentos han pasado ya dos rondas (tienen que quedar primero de su grupo en cada ronda para pasar a la siguiente fase). EstÃ¡n a un paso de la final nacional. Caso de lograrlo entrarÃan en dos rondas internacionales.
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La Ãºltima tanda de preguntas recibidas tenÃa que ver sobre si se podÃa considerar como “indexada” determinada revista. Interesante cuestiÃ³n que me ha animado a escribir esta entrada.
Primero quiero insistir en un asunto de terminologÃa: no se deberÃa hablar de revistas indexadas o no indexadas… indexadas hay miles (es tremendamente sencillo estar indexada en algÃºn sitio, es decir estar dada de alta en una base de datos de revistas cientÃficas). Indexadas con indices relativos hay menos (muchas menos).
Competency Development in Business Management: Improvement through Higher Educationâ is an Innovation SIG Track at the EURAM 2017 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 21-24. The track is organized by: Sara Urionabarrenetxea (University of the Basque Country), Juan Marin (Universitat PolitÃ¨cnica de ValÃ¨ncia), Dolores Marquez (Universitat AutÃ²noma de Barcelona), Javier Paricio (University of Zaragoza), Massimo Bianchi (Bologna University), Chris Cowton (University of Huddersfield) and Carlos Fong (University of Guadalajara). We would like to encourage you to submit a paper for next yearâs event and visit Glasgow in Scotland. Deadline forsubmission of papers is 10 January, 2017 2:00 pm GMT +1 (Belgian time) (The EURAM 2017 website Submission Portal will open for online submissions on November 3, 2016).
SIG 06: Innovation (INNO)
T 06_ 10 Competency Development in Business Management
Companies today are part of more complex and dynamic environments than ever, and this calls for new competencies for managers. Higher education must deal with this challenge, ensuring that students acquire appropriate competencies and that are trained in order to be able to continue learning throughout their lives (lifelong learning). There are certain crucial knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) competencies: capacity for innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, teamwork, conflict management and, above all, the ability to acquire and generate knowledge.
The purpose of the track is to analyze avenues for the development in higher education of skills related to business management.
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Marin-Garcia, J., Andreu Andres, M., Atares-Huerta, L., Aznar-Mas, L., Garcia-Carbonell, A., GonzÃ¡lez-LadrÃ³n-de-Gevara, F., Montero Fleta, B., Perez-PeÃ±alver, M., & Watts, F. (2016). Proposal of a Framework for Innovation Competencies Development and Assessment (FINCODA). WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 7(2), 119-126. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/wpom.v7i2.6472
In this article we propose an innovation competence model of the people which is based on the existing literature to integrate and complement existing models. The main contribution of this work consists in demonstrating the differences and similarities of current models and in providing a conceptual definition for each model element. In this way, both researchers and people in charge of human resources in companies obtain a framework with which to design measuring instruments to assess innovation competence, which can fulfill the twofold demand of validity and reliability.
“Innovation is a popular â and important â concept. So, here are three questions. What is it? What does lean thinking have to say about it? So what?
I did some deep-diving recently into this thing we call innovation. Itâs interesting how thereâs not much in the way of an accepted definition. So, consolidating a lot of stuff from different sources (youâre welcome), running it all through my own filter (apologies!), hereâs a stab: An innovation is anything that is novel and valuable. Novel means new. Especially a new idea or method or something that has a âprocessâ piece to it. Valuable â the link here with lean thinking is clear â means that someone, anyone perceives the new thing/method/process as having value. Value from the perceiverâs perspective.
What does lean thinking have to say about innovation? First, I think the word/concept gets overused. Does new or novel mean better? Thereâs somehow the perception that âinnovationâ is further up the food chain, higher up the evolutionary scale than lowly âimprovement.â Ever hear this: âOh, thatâs a nice incremental improvement, but what we need is innovation!â Radical innovation. Disruption innovation. Well, sure. We want to be ahead of the curve. To set the trend. Henry Ford. Steve Jobs.
But, while an innovation by definition has âvalue,â an improvement by definition means the new way is better than the old. From that standpoint, improvement is underrated; it could use an image makeover.
And, I bet you agree, it has become all too common to draw too deep of a distinction between the two. Almost all innovations are actually improvements on things or ideas that already existed. Not much new under the sun. No? Whatâs under the sun are, literally, the four forces of nature. Just four.
Branford Marsalis (the less famous brother), in reference to the tremendous creativity and innovation that is jazz, observes, âEverything you read about jazz is: âIs it new? Is it innovative?â I mean, man, there’s 12 f-ing notes. What’s going to be new? You honestly think you’re going to play something that hasn’t been played already?â Very interesting. Of course, tremendous creativity comes from combinations and the very constraints imposed by the â12 f-ing notes.â Still, Coltrane, Miles, Gershwin â theyâre just playing around with the same 12 notes. The universe has four forms of energy.
Lean thinking itself was an innovation (new and valuable) and an improvement over what preceded it (and what still exists in so many places) that contains within itself the means of further innovation and improvement. Masaaki Imai, to whom we owe much, gave us this framework about 30 years ago:
Imaiâs framework is useful in thinking about types of problem solving (though we should add one more, a topic for next time!). Lean thinking suggests, however, that we be careful to not draw the lines between them â sustain + Kaizen + innovation â too harshly. Thereâs much overlap, with one bleeding into the other. As lean thinking is itself an innovation, within it are specific methods for innovating (as there are for kaizen and sustainability, as well) such as set-based innovation, Lean Startup methods, A3 and kata techniques, and most importantly the fundamental approach of engaging everyone in the act of innovating in their own work. Innovation is not the purview only of a chosen few to be applied in only special situations.
Itâs taking that thought further that highlights the deepest contribution of lean thinking â the role of innovation in the work. We think of the iPhone as a tremendous innovation, like the internet, the automobile and now autonomous driving. But, the actualization of each of these, the underappreciated enabler that propelled them to change our lives was, first of all, the many technical innovations that preceded them (no iPhone without iPod, without Macintosh, without Apple IIâ¦). And secondly, the innovation in the workto be done entailed in bringing them to life. Hereâs an animation that tries to tell that story. Iâll be curious to hear what you think. (Click HERE to view Innovation in the Work animation)
QuizÃ¡s tengan razÃ³n… Pero mi intuiciÃ³n me dice que se equivocan. Yo creo que, en un mundo digital, se escribe infinitamente mÃ¡s que se habla y que la primera impresiÃ³n de una persona no la da su imagen, sino cÃ³mo escribe.
Es posible que yo piense asÃ porque soy “un tipo raro” o porque soy de otra generaciÃ³n. Es posible, que las personas que tengan que decidir si contratar o no los servicios de mis alumnos en sus empresas, sean tipos tan raros como yo o, muy probablemente, de mi generaciÃ³n.
“But grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesnât make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites, your words are all you have. They are a projection of you in your physical absence. And, for better or worse, people judge you if you canât tell the difference between their, there, and theyâre.”
” If it takes someone more than 20 years to notice how to properly use âitâs,â then thatâs not a learning curve Iâm comfortable with. So, even in this hyper-competitive market, I will pass on a great programmer who cannot write.”
“I hire people who care about those details. Applicants who donât think writing is important are likely to think lots of other (important) things also arenât important. “
El pasado lunes 27 de junio se celebrÃ³ el 2Âº Concurso de IngenierÃa para estudiantes Ingenieros de OrganizaciÃ³n Industrial con la participaciÃ³n de 16 alumnos de grado/mÃ¡ster, 4 empresas, una asociaciÃ³n profesional, 9 directivos, 4 profesores/investigadores del grupo ROGLE-DOE implicados.
La experiencia ha sido tremendamente exitosa para todos los participantes y nos anima a seguir trabajando en nuevas ediciones.